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F1: Launch dates you need to know


It's that time of the year again, when teams are busy readying their new challengers for the upcoming season of Formula 1. Technical development is in full swing and it's crunch time, with the first test session scheduled for February 7th at the Jerez track in Spain.

Nine teams are ready to take to the track for the first test, while the remaining three teams are going to skip that particular test session.



Here is a list of which team is launching its cars and on what dates:

McLaren February 1 Ferrari February 3 Force India February 3 Lotus February 5 Red Bull February 6 Sauber February 6 Toro Rosso February 7 Williams February 7 Caterham February 7 Mercedes February 21 Marussia ??? HRT ???



And testing dates are here:

2012 F1 Testing Schedule

  February 7th-10th Jerez, Spain February 21st-24th Catalunya, Spain March 1st-4th Catalunya, Spain May 1st-3rd Mugello, Italy